Whiskey Business tours can take you anywhere, but if you want some ideas of cities to visit then have a look below. We've profiled 4 cities and 1 town which we know you'll love.
Ireland's second city, affectionately known as “The Peoples Republic”. The ideal base to visit the West Cork Distillery, the Dingle Distillery and the highlight of all our trips, the Midleton Distillery, home to Redbreast, Powers, Jameson and of course, Midleton Very Rare.
Cork has a relationship with Irish whiskey like no other city. The Shelbourne whiskey bar boasts over 250 unique brands of Irish whiskey alone. Food in Cork has undergone a revolution in recent time and now boasts Ireland's most impressive collection of fine-dining and eclectic restaurants. Then there's the English Market, it's Europe's oldest indoor market, filled with artisan cheeses, cured meats and all other types of delicacies.
A short hop from Cobh (where Titanic launched) and the beautiful seaside town of Kinsale, your only dilemma about Cork will be choosing what attractions to leave out.
The “Big Smoke” as we call it in Ireland. Home to Teeling’s distillery and the original Bow St. Distillery where Jameson & Son started making their first distillates. Dublin city is ideally located for day trips to Kilbeggan’s famous distillery in Westmeath, or Tullamore DEW’s hallowed distillery in Co. Offally.
The real heart of Dublin is its collection of dedicated whiskey bars. Check out our Tastings page to see our favourite spots in Dublin for whiskey lovers. Dublin also has a vibrant restaurant scene for the gourmands amongst you. This makes it the ideal city to start and end your tour.
A favourite destination for our Corporate clients and our whiskey-stags, Dublin is also a perfect addition to the 2 and 3 night tour packages. Make sure to visit Temple Bar, Trinity College's famous Long Room, the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, the GPO and our many museums.
The people of Galway revel in enjoying themselves. Right in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way, the city has a reputation for artistic creativity and an infectious up-tempo vibe that’s played out in a full calendar of festivals and events. From music and horse racing to literature and oysters – Galway knows how to celebrate.
The flamboyant arts scene attracts visitors from all over the world, with a whirlwind of activity that includes the much-trumpeted Galway International Arts Festival and the indulgent Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival.
Throughout the year there’s a party atmosphere that gives this place a special edge. It’s no wonder people pour into the hopping bars, traditional pubs and fantastic restaurants every day of the week.
Culture, history and super-friendly people are what Belfast is all about. Visit here and you’ll experience a place unlike any other in Europe. This is a city that can trace its history back to the Bronze Age; a city that built Titanic; a city forging a unique food scene; and a city that dances to its own beat. From its mighty shipbuilding past to the dynamic arts scene that swirls around the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast likes to mix it up.
Have lunch in the Michelin Star restaurants or the traditional fish and chips shops beloved by the city's locals. Enjoy upscale cocktails in snazzy jazz bars and local craft beers in traditional pubs. Soak up the story of Titanic, see the famous political wall murals and hurtle headlong into history at the Ulster Museum; whatever you do in Belfast, you’re guaranteed a good time.
Oh, and don't forget the Old Bushmills Distillery.
OK, it's not a city but few places in the world are as picturesque and as tranquil Dingle Town in Co. Kerry. Affectionately known as "The Kingdom", Co.Kerry is beset with rolling hills of deep green and golden sunsets. Home to one of Ireland's most famous whiskey bars (Dick Macks), Dingle is a seaside village with real personality. Beautiful in summer and magical in winter, Dingle is beloved of Irish holiday makers. We love to bring are clients on tours of the breathtaking Dingle peninsula before settling down to a nice meal and a whiskey tasting in Dick Macks. It would be a crime to visit Kerry and not do the famous "Ring of Kerry". So, why not stop off in Killarney on the way and have a drink in the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder.